Saturday, 7 November 2015

the copper beech in november




As I approached the copper beech tree, I was shocked to see that it was completely bare... all the leaves had gone. Surrounding trees are still holding on to most of their leaves, but not the copper beech. There was a thick carpet of curled copper leaves covering the grass under the tree. The husks of the few nuts the tree produced this year remain on the branches.


  1. the leaves are beautiful (even if they are on the ground), great fall colors.

  2. Oh, I LOVE the contrast of the green moss against the coppery leaves!
    And what strong feet your mighty beech has.
    And what a delicate little fungus - I wonder what species it is?
    That is such a great tree.
    All the best :)

  3. The mossy green feet and the copper-toned leaves: what a wonderful contrast. I wish I could grow copper beech. It is one of my favourite trees. Alas, my climate in rural Quebec makes that impossible.


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